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IFEAL Equine Facilitated Human Development

IFEAL Qualifications offer the only accredited degree and masters Level 5, 6 & 7 Further Education (FE) training qualifications for Equine Assisted Facilitation disciplines, that are in line with the internationally recognised Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). These training programmes are for mental health professionals, professional business coaches and consultants, equine professionals and health and well-being practitioners and anyone who wants to professionally master the art of employing horses in the field of human development.

The IFEAL Method is an evidenced based bio-psycho-social approach to the theoretical methodology, practical applications and outcomes of Equine Facilitation.

The IFEAL Method is part of robust research programme with Kings College, London and Christchurch Canterbury Universities.



Crossfields Institute Level 6 Diploma in the IFEEL Method of Equine Facilitated Psychotraumatology

This course will cover the below:

1. Definitions and types CPTSD, PTSD & Trauma.
2. Assessment and formulation of differential diagnosis of CPTSD, PTSD & Trauma.
3. Theory and application of psychotraumalogical frameworks in the context of the neuroscience, dissociation and the psycho-pharmacology of CPTSD, PTSD & Trauma.
4. An evidence based Equine Facilitated Psychotraumatology Model for CPTSD, PTSD & Trauma.
5. Trauma focused resource facilitation skills for safety, stabilisation, regulation and containment of comorbidities: i) Mood disorders ii) Traumatic nightmares iii) Suicide ideation.
6. Understanding equine psychology, behaviour, ethology and welfare. The theoretical considerations of the ethical standards for equines working with humans.
7. Relational horsemanship skills: The tools, techniques and applications of working with horses as co-sentient partners for human development and change.
8. Personal and professional development: Supervision, mentoring, assessment and mapping of facilitator’s own personal and professional development alongside accountability of the ethical considerations of clients.
9. Critical self-reflexive mind-body based practice: developing self-awareness for both clients and facilitators.


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(East Sussex) IFEAL Taster Day

IFEAL Equine Facilitated Human Development and Psychotraumatology programmes are considered leaders in field of Equine Assisted Facilitation, Therapy, Coaching, Psychotherapy, Trauma and PTSD. IFEAL provides accredited and regulated training programmes in the field of Equine Facilitated Human Development and Psychotraumatology, as well as a rigorous research programme that evidences efficacy. If you would like to know more about IFEAL Method, please join us on our Taster Day at a great promotional price offer.

By attending the IFEAL Taster Day you will: ◦ Learn about the unique benefits of the IFEAL Equine Facilitated Human Development and Equine Facilitated Psychotraumatology Method ◦ Get clarity on what Equine Assisted Facilitation, Therapy, Coaching and Psychotherapy can and cannot do. What is the evidence base in which we can trust? ◦ Be inspired to know how to achieve best practice results in the fast growing field of Equine Assisted Facilitation, Therapy, Coaching and Psychotherapy. ◦ Learn what is Relational Horsemanship and why is this the foundation for best practice in Equine Assisted Facilitation, Therapy, Coaching and Psychotherapy ◦ Learn about the needs of horses in the field of Equine Assisted Facilitation, Therapy, Coaching and Psychotherapy evidenced by the worlds leading equine ethologists. ◦ Meet the IFEAL herd who are free to roam on tracked paddocks and live according to their innate needs. ◦ Be awarded CPD certificate with 6 credits.


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